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George E. MacKinnon, American federal judge. Bar: Minnesota 1929, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1947. Decorated meritorious service by Commander Air Force United States Atlantic Fleet. Republican nominee for Governor of Minnesota, 1958; Member of American Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Lawyers Club (Washington), Minneapolis Club, Masons (32 degree), Phi Delta Phi, Delta Tau Delta.

Background

MacKinnon, George E. was born on April 22, 1906 in St. Paul. Son of James Alexander Wiley and Cora Blanche (Asselstine) MacK.

Education

Student, University Colorado, 1923—1924. Bachelor of Laws, University Minnesota, 1929.

Career

Assistant general counsel Investors Syndicate, Minneapolis, 1929—1942. Engaged private practice law, 1949—1953. Elected member Minnesota House of Representatives from 29th district, 1934.

Member 80th Congress, 1947—1949, 3d Minnesota District. United States Attorney for Minnesota, 1953—1958. Special assistant to the United States Attorney General, 1960.

General counsel, vice president Investors Mutual Funds, Minneapolis, 1961—1969. Judge The United States of America Court Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit, 1969—1995. Engaged private practice law, 1958—1961.

Elected member Minnesota House of Representatives from 29th district, 1936, 1938, 1940. President judge United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1979—1982. United States delegate United Nations Congress Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders, 1985.

Presiding judge division United States Court Appeals for Appointment of Indiana Counsels, 1985—1992. Member United States Sentencing Commission, 1985—1991. Commander United States Navy Air Force, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1929, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Minnesota State Reorganization Act, 1939, State Civil Service Law, 1939, Old Age Assistance Act, 1936.

Membership

Republican nominee for Governor of Minnesota, 1958. Member of American Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Lawyers Club (Washington), Minneapolis Club, Masons (32 degree), Phi Delta Phi, Delta Tau Delta.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Valentine Davis, August 20, 1938. Children: Catharine Alice, James Davis, Leonard Davis.

father:
James Alexander Wiley MacK.

mother:
Cora Blanche (Asselstine) MacK.

spouse:
Elizabeth Valentine Davis

child:
Leonard Davis MacKinnon

child:
James Davis MacKinnon

child:
Catharine Alice MacKinnon